Bill Self Favors Compensating Student Athletes
Kansas head coach Bill Self favors compensating student athletes beyond college scholarships.
“I used to be totally against paying players, paying athletes. I’ve changed,” Self said. “I think if presidents are willing to take these athletes and send them across America, miss more school because they have conference realignment, and with the big business of the BCS Championship playoff in football plus the amount of money we generate through television in basketball, I can’t imagine why there aren’t different angles and avenues in which we could compensate the people that are exactly the ones bringing the money to the schools — the student-athletes.”
The NCAA is considering a package that will allow conferences the ability to give full-scholarship athletes $2,000 in spending money.
Mike Krzyzewski was among the coaches who voiced support for the measure.